Use Commas to Separate Units of Information

Commas indicate a pause in the sentence. In business writing, you need to use commas in the following circumstances:

1. to separate independent clauses

2. to separate dependent and independent clauses

3. to separate a quote from its attribution

4. to set aside intervening, modifying phrases

5. to separate units within a list (sometimes a semicolon is required)

These five circumstances account for most of the comma usage in business writing. By learning these rules and adhering to them, your writing will be polished and professional.

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